In order to meet the need of human resource in the priority areas of Turkey, Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu, YÖK) offers a  Ph.D. scholarship program  to support students studying in doctoral programs in the state universities. Institute of Applied Mathematics, METU  undertakes coordination of three priority areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Yapay Zeka ve Makine Öğrenmesi),
  • Cryptography (Kriptografi),
  • Computational Science and Engineering (Hesaplamalı Bilim ve Mühendislik) 

and partially supports the following priority areas:

  • Defence Information, Modelling and Simulation (Savunma Bilişimi, Modelleme ve Simülasyon).

In total, 17 Ph.D. students at the Institute of Applied Mathematics are supported under 100/2000 YÖK Ph.D. scholarship program. For the rules and regulations, please visit